Macquarie Island is a small island located in the southern ocean between Antarctica and New Zealand. Macquarie island was formed millions of years ago when Lava swam between the cracks between the pacific and the antarctic plates. All of the rocks from the bottom of the ocean floor was pushed up to form what we now know as Macquarie island.
Macquarie island is home to many native animals such as Elephant Seals, Hooker’s Sea Lion, Fur Seals, King penguins, Royal Penguins, Gentoo Penguins, Rockhopper Penguins and Albatrosses. On the island many of these animals have been harmed by humans and used for their resources. One type of animal that is being harmed is the penguins and they are being killed and used for oil.
Macquarie island also has big beautiful herbs and plants that are native and been growing for many years and are a big part of macquarie island. There is around about 43 native plants. One native plant is Dicots, which look like: Plant with leaves arranged in a rosette (radiating from a central point); variable in size; including cushion plants.
Macquarie island is a small island and is not extremely popular but is known amongst scientists and explorers for it’s past and present. This place has a long interesting history and has had some problems and some break throughs. That is the story of Macquarie Island.
Antarctic plates–The Antarctic Plate is a tectonic plate containing the continent of Antarctica and extending outward under the surrounding oceans.
native- person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth, whether subsequently resident there or not.
Resources- a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively.